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Childhood cancer in Britain
  1. Maybelle A Wallis

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Edited by Charles Stiller. Published by Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007, £69.95 (hardback), pp 288. ISBN -10: 0-19-852070-0

The National Registry of Childhood Tumours (NRCT) is an enormous, long-standing and meticulously maintained dataset, the analysis of which is presented in this book. The analysis includes all children diagnosed with cancer and leukaemia aged 0–14 years from 1962 onwards and resident in England, Scotland and Wales. The NRCT does not collect any data on older teenagers and young adults, and this book does not include data from Northern Ireland, which was first included in the NRCT in 1993.

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